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Freshman Louis Theys recorded the second-best 54-hole score of his young collegiate career, closing the spring-opening tournament with a final round 2-over par 74 to finish tied for 52nd overall with a three-day tally of 225. The Villers-Perwin, Belgium product made the turn to the back nine on Sunday at even-par, countering a double-bogey and a bogey with three birdies. Even-par with five holes to play, Theys posted a pair of bogeys on the fifth and sixth holes on the front nine to finish at 2-over par.
Sophomore Zach Caudill (232) climbed six positions on Sunday after posting his tournament-low round of 3-over par 75, posting a trio of birdies including his final hole of the tournament. Senior George Whitbread finished tied for 107th overall with a score of 241 while freshman Tumi Kúld jumped three spots in the final rankings into a tie for 111th with a 54-hole score of 243. Sophomore Michael Coe rounded out the Catamount scoring five in a tie for 114th overall at 246.
Playing unattached as an individual, sophomore Chandler Metz came home in a tie for 117th overall with a three-day score of 251.
No. 18 Texas Tech claimed the overall team championship over runner-up Boise State by one stroke, 858-to-859. No. 39 Kansas jumped one spot into third, eight strokes off the pace at 866 with TCU finishing fourth a stroke in arrears at 867. No. 47 Colorado State finished tied with UT Arlington, which climbed two spots in the final pecking order with a 54-hole score of 877.
Boise State’s Skyler Eubank claimed individual medalist honors by two strokes over a two-way tie between Harry Hillier of Kansas and Adam Blomme of Texas Tech. Eubank posted a three-day score of 9-under par 207 while Hillier and Blomme carded matching scores of 7-under par, 209.
Western Carolina returns to action out west for a pair of tournaments over the university’s spring break, traveling to Boulder City, Nevada for the Jackrabbit Invitational March 8-9 and to Phoenix, Ariz., for the Grand Canyon Invitational March 15-16.
19th – Western Carolina – 325-308-303 = 936
T52nd – Louis Theys – 76-75-74 = 225
T86th – Zach Caudill – 81-76-75 = 232
T107th – George Whitbread – 86-75-80 = 241
T111th – Tumi Kúld – 82-82-79 = 243
114th – Michael Coe – 86-85-75 = 246
T117th – Chandler Metz (I) – 80-85-86 = 251